A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). Global time and date of event 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 17:20:25 / August 1, 2017 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000a3dd. Event ids that are associated: us2000a3dd. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:20:25 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 116.9877 East, latitude -49.5266 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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